From Charles Babbage to Alan Turing, Cambridge could be considered the birthplace of modern computing. Today, from the climate crisis to personalised medicine, we are applying AI to the world’s major challenges, exploring its ethical dimensions and collaborating with industry to ensure that our research has impact.

Humanity's last invention and our uncertain future

25 Nov 2012

A philosopher, a scientist and a software engineer have come together to propose a new centre at Cambridge to address developments in human...

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Call of the wired

27 Apr 2012

For generations, we have dreamed of machines with artificial intelligence with which we can have real conversations but, despite amazing...

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How to Engineer Intelligence takes place at Cambridge Science Festival on March 20, 2012

How to engineer intelligence

19 Mar 2012

“Do we actually want machines to interact with humans in an emotional way? Will it be possible for them to interact with us?”

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New Face

The new face of human–computer interactions

18 Mar 2011

Cambridge computer scientists are building computers that read minds – and robots and avatars that express emotion.

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Rusty C3PO

Robot scientist becomes first machine to discover new scientific knowledge

02 Apr 2009

Scientists from the University of Cambridge and Aberystwyth University have created a "robot scientist" which the researchers believe is the first...

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Dr Mate Lengyel 'in search of lost memories'

In search of lost memories

01 Feb 2008

‘I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. […] And suddenly the memory returns.’ À la Recherche du Temps...

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The game of Go

Modelling uncertainty in the game of Go

01 Feb 2008

Cambridge researchers have analysed millions of patterns of potential moves to model the uncertainty of play in the ancient game of Go.

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Dr Mateja Jamnik

Can machines reason?

01 Feb 2008

Humans often use diagrams for reasoning, but can computers do the same?

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open book pages

Can machines read?

01 Feb 2008

Enabling computers to understand language might help users to overcome online information overload.

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